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Green Mountain Falls, Colorado
Town of Green Mountain Falls
Old land office in the park
Old land office in the park
“A Very Special Place”
Location of the Town of Green Mountain Falls in El Paso and Teller counties, Colorado.
Location of the Town of Green Mountain Falls in El Paso and Teller counties, Colorado.
Green Mountain Falls, Colorado is located in the United States
Green Mountain Falls, Colorado
Green Mountain Falls, Colorado
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County El Paso County
Teller County
Incorporated (town) August 19, 1880
 • Type Statutory Town
 • Total 1.101 sq mi (2.851 km2)
 • Land 1.099 sq mi (2.847 km2)
 • Water 0.002 sq mi (0.004 km2)
7,800 ft (2,364 m)
 • Total 646
 • Density 588/sq mi (227/km2)
 • Metro
755,105 (79th)
 • Front Range
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP code
80819 (PO Box)
Area code(s) 719
FIPS code 08-32650
GNIS feature ID 0191196

The Town of Green Mountain Falls is a Statutory Town located in El Paso and Teller counties of the U.S. of State of Colorado. The town population was 646 at the 2020 United States Census with 622 residents in El Paso County and 24 residents in Teller County. Green Mountain Falls is a part of the Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Front Range Urban Corridor.

In 1968, officials in Green Mountain Falls conducted a resurvey of the 1890 legal description of the town's corporate limits and found "that the town hall, the magistrate's office, the post office, the community center, the civic swimming pool, and nearly half of the residents are located outside city limits" and were forced to redraw the legal boundaries.


Green Mountain Falls is located at 38°56′5″N 105°1′4″W / 38.93472°N 105.01778°W / 38.93472; -105.01778 (38.934621, -105.017645). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 40
1910 30 −25.0%
1920 100 233.3%
1930 41 −59.0%
1940 87 112.2%
1950 106 21.8%
1960 179 68.9%
1970 359 100.6%
1980 607 69.1%
1990 663 9.2%
2000 773 16.6%
2010 640 −17.2%
2020 646 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 773 people, 372 households, and 203 families residing in the town. The population density was 677.9 people per square mile (261.8/km2). There were 600 housing units at an average density of 526.2 per square mile (203.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.18% White, 0.13% African American, 1.55% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 1.68% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.56% of the population.

There were 372 households, out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.4% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 19.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 34.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $43,816, and the median income for a family was $55,268. Males had a median income of $34,000 versus $26,354 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,892. About 4.3% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

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